Backpack Program
The Backpack Program is a ministry where backpacks or other bags are filled with a food so that children in need can get the food to last them through the weekend and help provide some extra food for consumption throughout the week. Each week, MUMC fills 50 bags of food to deliver to Marion schools. Each student we support receives 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 4 snacks, and 2 drinks. That’s more than 800 food items each week.  
Here’s how you can help:
1) Prayer. Please pray for this ministry and all the students who will benefit from it.
2) We need volunteers to gather, pack and deliver the food.
3) We need any financial support you are willing to offer to the Backpack Program.
4) We need you to help provide the food for the backpacks. 
Items needed: (may be dropped off at the church office or placed in the donation bins in the Narthex)
Raisins, fruit treats, fruit cups, juice boxes, Vienna sausage, Chef Boyardee, cheese crackers and other snack crackers not processed in a plant with peanuts, pudding cups (that don’t require refrigeration), applesauce, mac and cheese, soup, soup, corn and green beans with pop top lids, oatmeal, Nutri-Grain bars, Pop-Tarts.
 
Heart of the Matter

Our congregation came together following Church Services on Sunday, February 16, 2020 to assemble meals for the Rise Against Hunger Project.   This project is an international relief organization that distributes food and life changing aid for the worlds most vulnerable.  Their aim is to end world hunger by 2030.   The website is riseagainsthunger.org.  The congregation packed over 20,000 meals to help feed the hungry.  Backs were tired, legs and arms sore, but the spirit was moving.  What an amazing blessing! Thank you for your help and support.

 

UMCOR
Through United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), 100% of donations go to providing relief for those in need. Current needs are cleaning kits/flood buckets and monetary donations.